Doug Mansfield with the G.I. Museum in Gautier holds a recently acquired collapsible lantern for candles used in the trenches of World War I. The sides are clear mica, a translucent mineral that doesn’t break like glass. In the background are uniforms and artifacts.
Doug Mansfield with the G.I. Museum in Gautier holds a recently acquired collapsible lantern for candles used in the trenches of World War I. The sides are clear mica, a translucent mineral that doesn’t break like glass. In the background are uniforms and artifacts. Karen Nelson klnelson@sunherald.com
Doug Mansfield with the G.I. Museum in Gautier holds a recently acquired collapsible lantern for candles used in the trenches of World War I. The sides are clear mica, a translucent mineral that doesn’t break like glass. In the background are uniforms and artifacts. Karen Nelson klnelson@sunherald.com

Deadliest battle in US history in a war that’s slipping from memory

January 08, 2017 5:00 AM